My Glastonbury Headline Bets

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With eight months to go before Glastonbury 2015 interest in who will headline the annual festival is really heating up, but so far there have been few clues as to who it will be.

Another Fun-Packed Festival

This time every year my thoughts turn to the long, lazy days of summer and the fun that will be had over my favourite weekend of the year. Glastonbury is getting better with each passing year and is more like a huge entertainment complex with theatre, circus, cinema, art, kids’ activities and more. This year there were even Wi-Fi cows made of fibreglass, so like many festival-goers I brought my tablet to play some games at dawn just before slipping into my tent. It’s really exhilarating to play the latest game of roulette and slots after listening to your favourite band. But at that time of the day (or night?), I need some guidance so I use a review site like to quickly find the best online casino bonuses and try my luck.

Top Tips for Glastonbury

With tickets in the bag and my rucksack all but packed my biggest concern now is who will I see when I get there? With Fleetwood Mac reportedly having ruled themselves out of playing, the possible headline combinations have reduced somewhat but I think that my three potential headliners fit the bill. One is a classic band, rarely seen live and with real star quality, one is a band headlining festivals regularly and with a loyal group of young(ish) followers and a significant back catalogue, and the last is a newer act which is already well known but could become global superstars if given the right exposure.

  1. Pink Floyd
  2. Foo Fighters
  3. Florence and the Machine

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd are quite simply one of the biggest bands ever, having sold over 250m albums worldwide. The prog rock gods would be right at home at the top of the Glastonbury bill. Their new album The Endless River was released in the UK earlier this month but the band hasn’t appeared live since the Live 8 gig in 2005 (and this was their first appearance in over 20 years). Despite Roger Waters’ lack of involvement in The Endless River it is possible that Nick Mason and David Gilmour could put together an unbelievable show. Following the release of what they have described as their ‘last album’ there will be a clamour for Floyd shows next year. Wouldn’t it be great if one of those was at Glastonbury?

Foo Fighters

Perhaps previously considered too heavy to headline Glastonbury, the Foo Fighters must be right in the firing line to headline in 2015 following Metallica’s triumphant set last time round. With their new album Sonic Highways in the bag, the US rockers already have a busy touring schedule lined up for 2015. Dave Grohl and his band are a safe bet, entertaining, popular with young and old alike, and with an enviable back catalogue it is difficult to overlook them as a great headline choice. Having not played the festival since 1998 they are certainly due a return. Both Dave Grohl and Emily Eavis have been making positive noises about a Foo performance.

Florence and the Machine

An English rose with an incredible voice, a hippy fashion sense and an array of sunny tunes, there can be fewer acts in the world who are better suited to the Glastonbury stage than Florence Welch. Having played Glastonbury four times in a row up to 2010, the 28-year-old has had a significant break from the Worthy Farm stage. In that time, she has also released her top-selling second album Ceremonials and got two number-one singles, ‘Spectrum (Say My Name)’ and ‘Sweet Nothing’ (as a featured artist on the Calvin Harris hit). With a third album due within the next few months, 2015 could be a huge year for Florence and the Machine and, if they were to return to Glastonbury, it is hard to imagine them anywhere below the headline spot on the Pyramid stage.

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